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Bright pink margarita in a short glass garnished with a dehydrated lime slice.

Hibiscus Margarita

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Hibiscus Margarita is a fun floral twist on the classic cocktail. A homemade hibiscus syrup gives the drink a beautiful pink hue!



Hibiscus Syrup:

  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 8-10 dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup cane sugar

Hibiscus Margarita:

  • Sugar rim: 1 tsp agave syrup, 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (or cane sugar)
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz Reposado tequila
  • ½ oz Cointreau (or another orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½-1 oz hibiscus syrup
  • 1-2 dashes of hibiscus bitters (optional)
  • Garnish: lime slices, dehydrated lime slices, dried hibiscus flower (optional)


Hibiscus Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. 
  2. Take off the heat and add dried hibiscus flowers and let the tea steep for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Take the hibiscus flowers out (if they’re broken up, use a fine mesh strainer. 
  4. Add cane sugar to the hibiscus tea and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow the syrup to cool slightly before transferring to an airtight glass jar. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Hibiscus Margarita

  1. Prep your glass by brushing agave syrup around the rim and dipping it in sugar. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, hibiscus syrup, and hibiscus bitters.
  3. Add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  4. Strain the margarita into your prepared glass and garnish with a slice of lime and dried hibiscus if desired. Enjoy!

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